Tougher emission rules for London

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Operators of Euro III trucks have just three months to upgrade to Euro IV to meet the tighter standard for the London Low Emission Zone which comes into force on 3rd January.

The penalty for not meeting the new standard is a £200 daily charge.

For the first time, larger vans, minibuses and other specialist vehicles come within the scope of the scheme and will have to meet a Euro 3 emissions standard for PM to drive within Greater London without paying a £100 daily charge.

The Freight Transport Association reckons that across the European Union there are now more than 200 towns and cities with LEZ schemes.  Major cities with the zones include Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Milan – but the list also includes smaller towns such as Ilsfeld and Ludwigsberg in Germany, and Delft and Leiden in the Netherlands.

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